I travel several weeks during the course of the year for work and try to take advantage of the local flavor when I can. I've visited nearly every state (42 now) and my bucket list is to hit all 50. I love my job and my schedule is such at that I remain busy but still have flexibility in my daily, weekly routine.
I've got friends of all stripes and political persuasions. If you have a general dislike of someone because of what they look like or who they voted for, please move on.